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Liz Claiborne Inc. has named BAX Global a $2.1 billion transportation and supply chain management company, to handle its Asia logistics and provide international transportation services, it was announced today. The first orders will be handled through BAX Global's new apparel center at its Hong Kong logistics center which will be serving Liz Claiborne customers in the Middle East, according to Louis DiDonato, BAX Global Accounts Manager -- Retail. The logistics award follows a major, one-year contract received by Irvine-based BAX from Liz Claiborne Inc. last year to serve as its freight forwarder for imports to the U.S. "We selected BAX Global because we saw the potential to service our customers more efficiently and cost effectively," said Joseph Giudice, Vice President for Liz Claiborne Inc.'s logistics and distribution group. "We look forward to working with BAX in what is now a global partnership." Lois Davis, Liz Claiborne Inc. Vice President, Logistics, said, "BAX was selected for its worldwide coverage and account management experience in the retail fashion business and especially for its outstanding performance in handling our import business." "Our suite of mode neutral solutions combined with a large logistics infrastructure enables BAX to quickly develop supply chain solutions that enable retailers to enter new global markets and take advantage of low cost sourcing opportunities," said Jeffery Barrie, Vice President Global Sales -- Retail. "We are elated over the expansion of our existing relationship with Liz Claiborne from transportation to a Supply Chain Management partnership. Liz Claiborne is a superb customer for BAX and we are pleased to add further value through supply chain initiatives," he added. "It's always gratifying when an existing customer awards our company additional business based on our performance on other assignments," said Joseph L. Carnes, BAX Global president. "We look forward to delivering substantial value-added services to Liz Claiborne in meeting its supply chain management and international logistics requirements."
About Liz Claiborne Liz Claiborne Inc. designs and markets an extensive range of women's and men's fashion apparel and accessories appropriate to wearing occasions ranging from casual to dressy. The Company also markets fragrances for women and men. Liz Claiborne Inc.'s brands include Claiborne, Crazy Horse, Curve, Dana Buchman, Elisabeth, Emma James, First Issue, Laundry by Shelli Segal, Liz Claiborne, Lucky Brand, Mambo, Meg Allen, Mexx, Monet, Russ, Sigrid Olsen and Villager. In addition, Liz Claiborne Inc. holds the exclusive, long-term license to produce and sell men's and women's collections of DKNY(R) Jeans and DKNY(R) Active, as well as CITY DKNY(R) better women's sportswear in the Western Hemisphere. The Company also has the exclusive license to produce women's wear under the Kenneth Cole New York, Unlisted.com and Reaction Kenneth Cole brand names.
About BAX Global BAX Global Inc., a subsidiary of The Pittston Company (NYSE: PZB), is a $2.1 billion transportation and supply chain management company offering mode neutral logistics management for business-to-business shippers through a global network of over 500 offices in 123 countries. In North America, BAX Global offers guaranteed and standard delivery to every major North American business community in addition to international distribution and customs compliance worldwide.
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